There has been a huge change in the way the audience has started consuming entertainment in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak. Over the past few months, the growth of OTT platforms has been phenomenal as they registered an uptick in not only subscriptions but viewing hours also among users. No one can deny the fact that this growth is going to attract many A-list Bollywood actors towards streaming media.
In times to come, we can see several Bollywood actors joining the digital bandwagon, including Shahid Kapoor. According to reports, Kapoor has inked a multi-project deal worth ₹100 crores (£1,06,35,714.90) with Netflix.
Confirming the development, a source in the know informs an entertainment portal, “Shahid has been locked for several projects for Netflix. He has signed a huge deal to the tune of ₹100 crore ((£1,06,35,714.90) with the digital streaming platform. Shahid will not only make his digital debut with a Netflix film or series but he will also be toplining different projects. One of them happens to be a concept-driven fiction series, details of which are under wraps as of now. He has already signed on the dotted line for the same.”
Meanwhile, Shahid Kapoor is looking forward to resuming shoot on his highly anticipated sports drama, Jersey, which is an official remake of the superhit Telugu film of the same name.
Buzz has it that the Kabir Singh (2019) star is also in talks with producer Guneet Monga to headline the Hindi remake of her upcoming Telugu film Soorarai Pottru. An action-thriller by filmmaker Aditya Nimbalkar is also on the cards.
“It will be a mix of films and shows that he has committed to. If the Soorarai Pottru remake happens, it will be only for the web. That’s the plan as of now. Apart from that, Shahid is also doing another action thriller to be directed by Aditya Nimbalkar. That also might be a direct to OTT film. Although the projects have not been completely locked, Shahid has signed the overall deal and committed to working with Netflix on several projects in the near future,” concludes the source.
Speculations are rife in the tinsel town of Bollywood that actors like Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Shraddha Kapoor too have been approached for web shows by various OTT platforms.